Ram Vilas Paswan slams Thackeray over his criticism of bill on law against Dalit atrocity
Paswan, also a Union minister, said he condemns Thackeray's comments and it was unfortunate that a leader from a state where Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was born is making such a statement.
BJP ally and Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan today slammed Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for his reported criticism of the government's bill to overturn a Supreme Court order on the law against Dalit atrocity, saying it reeks of anti-Dalit and anti-backward mentality.
The Sena supremo in a signed article in his party's mouthpiece Saamana had attacked the Modi government after it approved a bill to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals.
"Ambedkar wrote the Constitution but leaders like them (Thackeray) do not read it," he said.
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